WASHINGTON — Democrats plan to use Senate consideration of the Keystone XL oil pipeline to get Republicans on the record about climate change and to resurrect parts of a bipartisan energy efficiency bill doomed by pipeline politics last year. Continue reading
In our news wrap Wednesday, at least 37 people were killed when a bomb ripped through the main police academy in Yemen’s capital. Also, search teams found the tail section of a crashed AirAsia jetliner in the Java Sea, with hopes that the black box recorders are inside the tail or nearby. Continue reading
When the 114th Congress convenes on Tuesday, Republicans will control both the House and the Senate for the first time in nearly a decade. What will this mean for the national political agenda? Judy Woodruff gets two perspectives from Arkadi Gerney of the Center for American Progress and David Boaz of the Cato Institute. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.
Proponents of a measure that would approve the construction of a section of a pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico failed to get enough votes in the U.S. Senate to pass it, marking another chapter in years-long debate that put the Obama White House on the defensive. Continue reading
Updated 1:52 p.m. EST WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House passed legislation Friday approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting the stage for a Senate showdown that mixes energy politics with a fight over Louisiana’s Senate seat. The vote was 252-161 … Continue reading
WASHINGTON — A political gambit by an endangered Senate Democrat broke loose long-stalled legislation to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline as the lame-duck Congress returned to a Capitol where results of last week’s GOP blowout are still sinking in. Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the Keystone pipeline decision delay, a conflict in Nevada over private use of public land, Putin’s motives in the ongoing Ukraine crisis and the ramifications of awarding the Pulitzer Prize to reporting based on the Edward Snowden leaks. Continue reading